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  • Cybersecurity Bill Likely Dead; Tech Firms Stepped Up at Conventions; Obama Suggests ‘Secretary of Business’ in Second Term

    by Elizabeth Hyman  | October 30, 2012
    Passing of new cybersecurity legislation may have to wait until next year. Tech and telecom companies stepped up networking efforts at both national conventions. Obama plans to appoint a secretary of business.The passing of new cybersecurity legislation to protect our nation’s critical infrastructure may have to wait until next year, said The Hill. Even though Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged Congress to act swiftly and Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he is planning to bring the issue to the ...
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  • We Want You to Contribute to CompTIA’s Workforce Development Public Policy

    by Randi Parker  | October 19, 2012
    The CompTIA Public Advocacy team wants your input and is forming a working group within CompTIA membership that will focus on workforce development issues.  With a new Congress coming in to town in a few months, we will have an opportunity to solidify our standing as a leader on this issue and there will be a lot for the working group to do!You should join this group if you are interested in the following areas:Cybersecurity Workforce: There is a great deal of collaboration that can be done with ...
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  • Romney Makes Inroads in Silicon Valley; Cybersecurity and Online Sales Tax Legislation Pending

    by Elizabeth Hyman  | October 09, 2012
    Obama and Romney face engaged technology industry. Executive order on cybersecurity by Obama predicted. Bills that would impose sales taxes on online goods and services debated in Congress.Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are facing a technology industry that is more politically and financially engaged in the election this year than in elections past, says the New York Times. While both parties have combined to raise more money from tech donors than in 2008, Romney has fared ...
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  • SMBs Say Candidates Don’t Get Them; Debate on Cybersecurity Continues

    by Elizabeth Hyman  | September 19, 2012
    Small business owners feel policies favor large businesses. Republicans oppose more regulations to boost private businesses’ cybersecurity. Former FBI official calls for clarity on how to combat cyberthreats. Small business owners feel too many policies endorsed by politicians favor large businesses, says Bloomberg. SMBs say politicians unjustly believe that small companies operate just as larger corporations do when in reality they are not operationally similar. Republicans feel tha ...
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  • White House and Congress Legislate on Cybersecurity; Obama’s Efforts to Help SMBs Considered

    by Elizabeth Hyman  | September 13, 2012
    White House drafts preliminary executive order intended to protect U.S. computer systems. Congress back in session; expected to react. The Obama administration has sought to boost loans to small businesses. The White House has drafted a preliminary executive order with the hope of protecting our nation’s computer systems, says the Washington Post. The exact dimensions of the order are still being debated, but it would create voluntary standards for businesses. With Congress back in ses ...
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  • Chart your Career with our Groundbreaking, Online, IT Certification Roadmap

    by Janet Pinkerton  | March 07, 2012
    Okay, IT professionals, what’s your career roadmap? Employers, what your plan for validating your IT employees’ skills? Find both on CompTIA’s online IT certification roadmap to learn which credentials—from CompTIA and other organizations — will advance specific IT careers. This one-of-a-kind tool identifies industry IT certifications used on various IT career paths as a worker progresses from beginner/novice to the intermediate, advanced, specialist and expert le ...
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  • Achieving 100% Success Rate in IT Training

    by Jim Staats  | February 20, 2012
    Not far from the lapping ocean waves along the shores of Peru, a technical revolution is taking place.Cyttek, a relatively new training presence in the capital city of Lima, is having phenomenal success with an IT program built on the core competencies of CompTIA certifications that could forever alter the South American country’s economic outlook.Students are trained to earn the fundamental certifications of CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+,  CompTIA Server+ and CompTIA Project+ before moving to hi ...
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  • CompTIA Members Stress Access to Capital, Skilled Workers in D.C.

    by Leslie Hague  | November 04, 2011
    Access to capital and a skilled workforce are critical to the success of small- and medium-sized IT businesses, CompTIA members told Congressional members and Administration officials today. On the final day of CompTIA's Washington D.C. Fly-In event, CompTIA members from across the country met with policymakers to stress the issues that are important to small- and medium-sized tech businesses.Meeting with officials at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, members said access t ...
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  • CompTIA Members Stress IT Industry's Importance to Policymakers

    by Leslie Hague  | November 02, 2011
    In more than 50 meetings on Capitol Hill today, CompTIA members from across the country stressed how instrumental small- and medium-sized IT companies are to the nation's economy.Members who attended CompTIA's Washington DC Fly-In event discussed specific legislation with elected officials and legislative staff, as well as the recurring themes of access to capital for small- and medium-sized companies, cybersecurity, and IT workforce development.Even in a down economy, IT worker unemployment is ...
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  • SaaS and Security: Is your Data Safe? CompTIA EMEA Conference panelists discuss

    by Patti Moran  | October 27, 2010
    After a short discussion on the definition of cloud and SaaS (Software as a Service), leading panelists at the CompTIA EMEA Member Conference took to discussing the guidelines and best practices companies can engage in to help educate customers when implementing SaaS.Vlad Mazek, CEO of Own Web Now, shared that building a cloud service offering should be done, ironically enough, brick by brick. As service providers must build their authentication model over the cloud – so they must ask customers, ...
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  • ChannelTrends: Build Out or Partner in Cybersecurity? The Debate Continues

    by Brian Sherman | Dec 13, 2017
    While tech companies can theoretically offer every available cybersecurity tool and provide a comprehensive portfolio of assessments and consulting services, that usually doesn’t make sense. In fact, most channel firms have financial and resource utilization limitations that make partnering an attractive and often necessary option.
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